K, so you may recall my post about trying on a 100 or so wedding dresses. After much review of the photos and advice-getting from friends (including some of you!), my mom, my fiance, co-workers, etc. I decided that I was quite partial to one of them.
My cousin who went on the dress expedition with me and who is going to be my best woman (maid of honor, whatever) is also getting married this year and was ALL OVER tracking down my dress for me. She found the exact same style and designer...THE dress...being sold on ebay for like half of what it would cost at a boutique. So after hemming and hawing and soul-searching, I finally took the plunge and bought it. And it arrived today! Here it is nestling in the box.
And as much as I want to try it on, I think I'm gonna wait until either DF or my cousin are here and can help me with it. I'm too scared to screw it up or to get it dirty or rip something while trying to get it over my head or something. heh. So for now it is hanging in the spare room closet.
yay! Now I just have to take it in to the local bridal place and they will do any alterations I need. I'm quite amused by the way our engagement and wedding plans have been done on the cheap and online. Ring, dress...all those pricey things. I am so NOT embarrassed to admit it either. It's a new world and why should I pay more than I have to?